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Scenic Fall Foliage Biking - Lookout Mountain to Cloudland Canyon: 42.1 Miles Round Trip




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Oxford, Georgia   Bike: Scenic Fall Foliage Biking - Lookout Mountain to Cloudland Canyon: 42.1 Miles Round Trip  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 25 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 25 2020 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 9 2020 11:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 22 2020 6:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:42.1 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Mike S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

 

* NOT FOR BEGINNER RIDERS

* This event is dependent on state and local government direction and AOC Leadership direction

* We will adhere to any social distancing directives that may be in place

 * Must have completed a minimum of recent multiple 45+ mile road rides with rolling hills to partipicate

* Must feel comfortable riding in traffic

* All registrants are subject to review, screening and approval by the trip leader(s)

* If you're a new member or don't have a riding history with us, pl ease email the trip leader(s) explaining your recent biking experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this event

* This ride is exploratory so participants should be flexible & adventurous!

* Itinerary is subject to change before and during event

 

  Our Group Riding Plan       

 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33534762

Our plan is to cycle 42.1 miles from Lookout Mountain to Cloudland Canyon and back at a 2 wheel moderate pedal pace (not too fast, not too slow) and enjoy the beautiful scenic rolling hills and amazing countryside fall foliage scenery.

There are hills, some more challenging, please note: this is NOT a flat greenway or Silver Comet ride, or speed race to see who can finish first.  Enduraance & fun is the name of the game! We will plan to stay together as a group, stopping every few miles to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade and snacks. 

Up front notice: This is a no-drop ride so no one will be left behind, but if you can't keep up with the group, you may be asked to turn around - you're responsible for finding your way back to the start.  Road bike strongly recommended, unless you can keep up with the other cyclists on a hybrid bike.

   

 

      Our Scenic 42.1 Mile Bike Route   

Important Notes

For safety, helmet required to be worn during this event.  No helmet, no ride. 

Wear light or bright colored clothing and working lights on both front and back of your bike for visibility.

We recommend a road bike although you can ride a hybrid.

Carry your cell phone for emergencies, Uber, GPS mapping, etc.

If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at:  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255568  

Itinerary is subject to change before and during the event.

 


Required Items to Bring:

 

Helmet (No helmet, no ride!)

Cell phone (Turned 'on') with trip leader(s) phone numbers, and route map

Water and bathrooms are very limited along the route so we suggest bringing your own water or Gatorade and snacks

Extra bike inner tube, CO2 cartridge or small pump

Download the "Ride With GPS' map (Print out or use on phone) - https://ridewithgps.com/ro utes/30635042

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Front and back light (Not required but you want drivers to see you)

Dress appropriate to weather

Bright clothing - you want drivers to see you on the road

Biking glasses or Sun glasses

Biking clothing - pants, shirt, gloves, etc.

Bicycle tools 

Whistle to signal group for breakdowns, emergencies, etc.

Sunscreen

Chafing cream - Body Glide, vaseline, etc.

Money for any store stops, emergencies, etc.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

There is no carpool.  We will be meeting at the event - approximately a 2 hour (+/-) drive from the Atlanta area.  Also, lodging (At your own cost) is available in Chattanooga. 

Please use GPS for directions to:

The Town Common

700 Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350    

*** Trip leader will send out email on group parking location ***


Notes:

 

Bicycle Hand Signals

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Bike Route

https://ridewithgps.com/ro utes/33534762

How to fix a flat tire

https://youtu.be/gYZtywJ3Vzk

How to change fears

https://youtu.be/clnNCsv4Phc


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

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